You’ve probably seen enough YouTube videos to know that creating the perfect makeup finish is way simpler with a high-quality brush.

But, did you know the way you handle a makeup brush can be the difference between a flawless finish or a bad one?

However, don’t worry in this quick guide, you’ll learn how to properly handle your makeup brush— and the 5 biggest mistakes you should avoid making.

1. You’re Not Getting Rid Of Excess Concealer Onto The Back Of Your Hand.

You have dark circles and you want to hide ’em.

Makes sense to dip your concealer brush into your concealer pot, right? Eh, not quite.

Because correcting products tend to be heavy, you should place concealer on the back of your hand to warm and soften the product before applying it onto your face.

It’s best to use a fluffy brush with blended fibers, like a Fluff Concealer Brush. The fullness of the brush helps blend out the product.

Especially when using a heavier corrector, and the rounded tip helps get into small areas around the eyes.

2. You’re Using An Eye Crease Brush That’s Too Big.

There are eyeshadow brushes and then there are eyeshadow crease brushes—and hate to break it, but they’re not interchangeable.

People tend to use brushes that are too big for the crease and the shadow ends up spreading out far too much.

The ideal crease brush is smaller than a traditional shadow brush.

Use a small soft, fluffy bristles that help blend the shadow and a rounded tip to help guide the color along the crease.

With this, You can do a great smoky eye with this brush.

3. You’re Not Using An Angled Foundation Brush, Therefore Leaving Certain Parts Of Your Face Un-made-up.

Always missing those little red spots under your nose? Your brush could be to blame. It’s easy to miss the bottom of the nose.

Thats why its important to have a tapered foundation brush that reaches all the little spaces of your face, like around the edges of your nose and under your chin.

4. You’re Using Way Too Much Pressure When Applying Your Blush.

You should use very light pressure when sweeping the brush across your cheeks.

Really, the brush bristles should hardly bend on your skin. And be sure to shake the brush after you’ve dipped it into the blush powder to dust off any excess.

You one that has long bristles to make it really easy to control, resulting in a fresh, flushed look.

5. You’re Using One Or Two Makeup Brushes For Everything.

We all have our favorite brush we’d rather miss a flight for rather than leave home on vacation.

But while bringing one or two go-tos along on vacation is fine, if proper technique and application is what you’re after, you’ll need to build your tool kit.

The whole process can become 10x easier and faster by using a rotating brush that gives your skin a natural airbrush-like coverage – in less time and with less makeup than beauty sponges and manual brushes.